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enhanced youth support

The Enhanced Youth Support (EYS) Team works with young people through a targeted youth work approach that supports them to deal with their individual issues through both one to one and group interventions.

EYS works with young people outside of the core youth clubs and detached teams through a number of targeted youth work sessions.

Currently, there are lots of different Enhanced Youth Support Sessions available including…

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Young Women’s Group

This work takes a group work approach with young women, emphasis is on female concerns and raising awareness around young women’s issues, whilst addressing individual and group concerns. Young women come together to plan and participate in a number of activities and insightful workshops that support their development into adulthood. The young women are encouraged to celebrate their individuality and strengths and are supported to identify their potential and develop a plan to address barriers, helping them on their journey to get to where they want to be in life. It’s a great support group for females and we have a number of peer volunteers who can support newcomers to the group.

The Marvel Youth Group

The Marvel Youth Club runs from the Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery, and is for young people aged between 11 and 25 years of age with special educational needs and disabilities. The club runs a variety of activities planned with young people to develop life skills and independent living. Sessions include cooking, health and wellbeing, sport and fitness, etc. This is a very welcoming club with a very skilled and friendly staff team, due to the nature of this club an assessment is required to make sure our club can meet the needs of the young person.

One – to – One Support

EYS workers understand that young people referred to our service sometimes need a helping hand to get involved in positive activities. Our youth team are available to work with young people on a one to one basis for a number of weeks to provide individual support to a young person. Sessions could include working on self esteem, looking at family or school life and developing action plans using the outcome star. EYS workers can support young people so they become more confident and are able to move into universal services. Sessions can take place in school at home or other agreed location.

We also offer one to one sessions using our music recording studio facility at Coneygre Arts Centre in Tipton. Monday and Wednesday evenings are 50p a session but one to one sessions are available for a small fee and include full use of the recording studio and a technician for 2 hours. Contact Russell Allen on 0121 569 8452 for further information.

Support In School

EYS workers can work with small groups in School covering a range of topics depending on the needs of the young people.

We have worked with a number of year groups delivering informal education around staying safe, transition to high school, building confidence and self esteem, relationships, etc. There is a small charge for schools as we would offer a bespoke programme designed to support any issues that would be identified at a planning meetings with your school prior to any work taking place.

Please email Tariq Karim or Kelly Crofts on youngpeople_services@sandwell.gov.uk to discuss your requirements.